We could drink Champagne at any time of year but it always tastes best when sipped in the festive season.
Enjoy a Champagne lunch with today’s Big Deal at Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh’s Old Town.
Available Monday to Saturday, this Big Deal is for two people to enjoy a glass of Champagne and a lavish three course lunch from the prix fixe menu at Edinburgh’s Hotel du Vin. Tea or coffee will finish off your lunch.
Atmospheric Old Town
Tucked away off a beguiling courtyard in the atmospheric Old Town, Edinburgh’s Bistro du Vin is a warm, welcoming space with restored fireplaces and lots of wine merchant memorabilia.
This offer would be a lovely treat for a friend or it could make for a luxurious break in a marathon shopping trip. You could even use it for a lunch date with a loved one.
Champagne, lunch and then the afternoon is yours to spend as you please.
Robust, earthy dishes
Inspired by French home-style cooking with robust earthy dishes, and slow-cooked foods, Bistro du Vin’s Gallic-influenced menu has an undeniably British flavour.
The exact dishes on the menu will change depending on the produce available. Typical starters might be the ham hough terrine with a celeriac reduction or a watermelon and feta salad.
Popular main courses include the coq au vin; grilled vegetable spaghetti and the poached salmon with a beetroot and new potato salad.
Desserts like the profiteroles and chocolate sauce or the banana bread and butter pudding with vanilla ice cream will bring your meal to a sweet finish.
Sides, such as the pommes frites, wilted spinach and honey-roasted carrots, will be charged at £3.50.
This 5pm Big Deal writer is a fan of the HdV Bistro. The laidback ambience; satisfying food and tempting wine list tick all the boxes.
I’m not alone. At the time of writing, just over 300 5pm Restaurant customers have rated the Edinburgh bistro a healthy 4.2/5.
This is what a recent diner had to say about their experience at Hotel du Vin in Edinburgh:
‘Great food, great service, great value. We had the three course champagne lunch, which we could not fault in any way. We look forward to our next visit.’ Rating 5/5